The Founding Foodies

The Founding Foodies

How Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin Revolutionized American Cuisine

Book - 2010
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"Describes how some of America's most famous colonial leaders not only established America's political destiny, but also revolutionized the very foods we eat. Features over thirty authentic colonial recipes..."--Cover p. [4].
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, [2010], ©2010
ISBN: 9781402217869
1402217862
Branch Call Number: 641.5973 De
Characteristics: xvi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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The Founding Foodies: How Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin Revolutionized American Cuisine

Besides these Founding Fathers’ culinary preferences, DeWitt also looks at curious historical periods of Virginia history where food, or lack of same, played a noteworthy role. At Jamestown, the horrors of spoiled ships’ rations and the colonists’ inexperience with hunting and fishing made them very dependent on the native tribes’ shared knowledge. They did learn to hunt and fish which was (more)


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Jan 18, 2017

Founding Foodies is a fun and pleasant read and good to pass a few hours. It is more entertaining than in depth. Since it was enjoyable, I completely recommend it, but it may not further research papers. It includes some recipes, which are fun. Townsend & sons videos of how to make 18th century food (online) are a nice accompaniment to the book.

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